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by Waz
Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Please vote: your favourite Rob Hubbard tunes
Replies: 45
Views: 2715

Re: Please vote: your favourite Rob Hubbard tunes

Commando's loading music, because it kept me obsessed for decades before I found out it's actually a SID version of Living on Video by the gloriously 80s Trans X. This was the loading theme for quite a few games by the software company Elite (not just Commando), and it was in fact by Mark Cooksey, ...
by Waz
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Please vote: your favourite Rob Hubbard tunes
Replies: 45
Views: 2715

Re: Please vote: your favourite Rob Hubbard tunes

Where do you start with picking a few Rob Hubbard tunes? The answer: very bloody difficult. For me, there's also three distinct C64 eras of Rob: the early stuff, the middle greatest stuff and then the later years when samples tended to be far too commonplace in his tunes and he kind of lost his way ...
by Waz
Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 2473
Views: 141474

Re: Introduce yourself

About time I did one, so here goes. I'm Warren, aged 39 and from Manchester. I used to contribute regular cheat POKE listings and tips for the likes of Zzap! 64 and Commodore Format magazines, followed by Commodore Zone fanzine, where the trusty Action Replay cartridge proved very useful in me being...
by Waz
Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: David Dunn interview
Replies: 0
Views: 683

David Dunn interview

Be nice if we could get David Dunn to talk about the music he wrote (Commodore 64 and others) for a future article. I'm sure there's plenty of titles that he wrote the music for but there's no sure fire way of identifying if it's him or not. After all, there were plenty of games he did the music for...
by Waz
Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Build your own PC?
Replies: 26
Views: 2420

Re: Build your own PC?

I build mine, and tend to do builds for other relations in the family if they want something making that'll be for less cost than they'd get retail. Plus of course you can mix/match components to performance or price range to suit. It's not that difficult to do, the main thing is to match the compon...
by Waz
Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Now That's What I Call Music!
Replies: 100
Views: 10751

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

At a car boot sale about a year or so ago, I found Now 1 on vinyl, and in rather good condition as well. Gave it a blast on the turntable, some good stuff on there. I think Now 1 got reissued as a special edition CD a while back to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Now. Mind you, the early ones with...
by Waz
Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retro Soccer Games
Replies: 59
Views: 1918

Re: Retro Soccer Games

I'd add a fair few of this lot: Kick Off (Amiga) - still one of the finest footy games ever made Microprose Soccer (C64) - written by the Sensible Software folks Super Cup Football (C64) - if you want a laugh with a football game, this is the one. You can curve your shot with aftertouch, but they we...
by Waz
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Colecovision games recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Colecovision games recommendations?

I quite liked Smurf as well back in the day, as well as Cosmic Ark.
by Waz
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: So, wanting a C64.....
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: So, wanting a C64.....

Misery, I'm currently selling a fair few of my C64 games, some of which are duplicates of what I've already got. The forum does prevent spamming of items though (humble apologies if the original post was deemed that way), and do bear in mind they'll be PAL, not NTSC as I believe you're based in the ...
by Waz
Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Now That's What I Call Music!
Replies: 100
Views: 10751

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

About a year or so ago I headed to a car boot sale in Styal, Cheshire, and found a double LP of Now 1 (the very first one!) in pretty spot on condition, for £1. Then a few weeks back I was in Music and Video Exchange in Notting Hill, London, and saw the very same LP for £18. Maybe over time the orig...
by Waz
Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: GREMLIN GRAPHICS BACK
Replies: 26
Views: 594

Re: GREMLIN GRAPHICS BACK

To confirm, Pete's already agreed to talk, including about why he quit the industry and returned with Z. He didn't really mention anything about the Gremlin situation I suspect there might be more reasons behind that one, Craig! For years whenever I'd visit Sheffield I'd always check out where thei...
by Waz
Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Gary 'Zzap' Penn
Replies: 34
Views: 2973

Re: Questions for Gary 'Zzap' Penn

One question I'd always like to ask:

Who made the decision not to give Wizball a Zzap! Gold Medal when it was reviewed?
by Waz
Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: France vs Ireland Qualifier
Replies: 79
Views: 913

Re: France vs Ireland Qualifier

Now that the dust has settled a bit, I thought I'd offer my 2p worth. First off, there's absolutely no doubt in my mind that Henry's handball was clear and deliberate. The linesman had a case of the Arsene Wenger Syndrome (ie: "I didn't see it") and the referee at least was in a good position to hav...
by Waz
Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: c64 recommendations
Replies: 37
Views: 1941

Re: c64 recommendations

You're spoilt for choice, I reckon, but a few of my personal faves: Wizball - the C64 version is easily the best (it was the original one). The control method is just right, the music is stunning and atmospheric and you really feel like you're in a different world, plus the fact you have to get the ...
by Waz
Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Video Game Pop Song Spinoffs
Replies: 36
Views: 727

Re: Video Game Pop Song Spinoffs

Surprised that no one's mentioned "Stakker Humanoid" by Humanoid, which sampled the speech from the arcade version of Berzerk heavily. Of course the folks from Humanoid later became Future Sound of London, but even had an interview in Commodore User back in the day about the tune, which was rather g...